Minty Grated Raw Beet Salad and Beet Greens Stir-fry | © 2011 | | © 2011 | | © 2011 |

Beets are delicious cooked or raw, in salads or soups, as an appetizer or a meatless main course with some couscous. This beet root salad recipe is really easy and tasty, and takes little time to prepare. The dark-green colored leaves with red tones are an excellent source of carotenoids, flavonoid anti-oxidants and vitamin A.

Minty Grated Raw Beet Salad

  • 500 g Beets
  • 3 tbsp Freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tbsp Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Mint leaves, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  1. Peel the beets with a vegetable peeler, and grate in a food processor fitted with the shredding blade. Finely chop the mint leaves.
  2. Combine the orange juice, lemon juice and olive oil. Toss with the beets and chopped mint leaves. Season to taste with salt.
  3. The raw beet salad can be served immediately or kept in the refrigerator, covered well, for a couple of days. It will soak up flavours and become more tender, yet stay crispy and crunchy. Toss again before serving.

Beet Greens Stir-fry with Shallot and Garlic

  • 350 g Beet greens
  • 2 tbsp Corn oil
  • 1 Shallot, finely diced
  • 1 clove Garlic, sliced
  • Sea salt
  • White pepper
  1. Wash the greens in a sink filled with cold water. Drain greens and wash a second time. Drain greens and cut away any heavy stems. Tear the beet greens into 2 to 3 inch pieces. Set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add diced shallot and sliced garlic, cook 3to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add the beet greens to the skillet. Cook and stir until they are wilted and tender. Season with salt and pepper. | © 2011 | | © 2011 |


Unknown 7/8/11 15:50

I am so happy to see this recipe. I actually bought some beets but they have been sitting in my fridge because I really had no idea what to do with them!
*kisses* HH

StephenC 7/8/11 16:02

I tried a beet carpaccio once using my mandoline to slice them thin. They were, however, tough to chew. I'm thinking your marinade would make a lot of difference.

Moni 7/8/11 16:02

Delicious! Very good recipe!

Anne@frommysweetheart 7/8/11 16:18

I am such a fan of beets! Though I've never had them grated before. This looks wonderful Angie! : )

My Little Space 7/8/11 17:11

Oh wow. what a simple lovely beetroot salad. I adore the colour very much. Btw, our local beetroot do not include leaves. So, I will never have the chance to try it.
Happy Friendship Day!

lena 7/8/11 17:34

yeah like kristy said, i dont think i've seen them with leaves. Your salad simply looks splendid, i really do not have much idea what to do with beetroot. thanks!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 7/8/11 17:45

I've never had raw beets, but this salad looks awfully tempting!

ann low 7/8/11 17:45

Very nice presentation! Hope I've a fork with me now.

Jeannie 7/8/11 17:47

I saw some beautiful beets just yesterday! Thought of buying but really don't know how to cook it besides juicing it...bookmarking this for future cooking the next time I see beautiful beets:D I didn't know the leaves can be eaten.

Rosa's Yummy Yums 7/8/11 17:55

Lipsmackingly good and so fresh!



Mary 7/8/11 18:03

Thanks for your visit! There are so many lovely things here for me to explore. I love beets, but usually just roast them. I am heading to the farmers' market now, so will look for some beets with greens to try this. It looks delicious.

Unknown 7/8/11 18:32

The best part is that my mom's garden is starting to come together right now, and the beets are looking absolutely lovely. This post gets me excited for that!

fimere 7/8/11 18:55

je suis fan de betteraves la photo est magnifique
bon dimanche

Unknown 7/8/11 18:56

Healthy and yummy salad. Love the color of the beet salad

Monet 7/8/11 19:14

I'm normally not a beet girl...but I think I need to change my tune. This looks like such a light and refreshing salad. This looks so delicious, and it is a yummy way to start my Sunday morning. I hope you have a beautiful day full of laughter and love, my friend!

Lisa | Authentic Suburban Gourmet 7/8/11 20:30

I adore beets! This salad looks and sounds amazing especially with the addition of the mint. Delish!!! Hope you are having a great weekend.

Kim 7/8/11 21:00

i ate raw beet salads when i was in spain!!! its the only way i'll eat it raw :). adding mint and orange/lemon juice to it sounds perfect!

Cassie | Bake Your Day 7/8/11 21:47

The color of this dish completely captivated me. It sounds delicious! I don't really eat beets on anything other than salad but this sounds so intriguing, thanks for sharing this one!

Maris (in Good Taste) 7/8/11 21:49

What a beautiful and very healthy salad!

Three-Cookies 7/8/11 21:50

I don't think I have tried raw beet salad, I guess with a great dressing that you are suggesting it would taste delicious.

oregonphotography 7/8/11 23:47
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oregonphotography 7/8/11 23:53

Angie, Had a goof in my first comment, so I will try again. I have never done the raw beet thing. Your recipe and presentation are, as usual, superb and an incentive to try something new. Best to you and your family!

Veronica's Kitchen 8/8/11 02:46

I love beetroot salad. Once you've tried the fresh grated one, you'll never buy the tin one! Lovely pics as always! ;)

Terra 8/8/11 02:54

Just beautiful! I love finding beet recipes! It seems like I meet more people that hate beets. They are just missing out;-) Both dishes sounds wonderful! Hugs, Terra

Angela 8/8/11 03:14

I've never had raw beets. This looks really great.

Robyn 8/8/11 04:02

I love beets! These recipes look lovely and delicious!

Renata 8/8/11 04:44

I'm impressed with such a beautiful blog! The beet salad is amazing, so is the beet greens stir-fry. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you now :)

Elisabeth 8/8/11 05:30

I can only imagine the nutritional advantage the raw beet salad has, a lot more than the cooked one. Love the grated look, and the addition of the citrus juices which makes it so refreshing. I always use the stems of the beets with salad that, I enjoy raw, for sure!

kankana 8/8/11 05:57

Gorgeous delicious salad. I love beet root raw and with mint I bet it will taste great.

Anonymous 8/8/11 06:11

You make this look so delicious! Your pictures are a feast for the eyes.... I'm a fan of beets, but I've never had them raw before. I may have to try it that way now!

Unknown 8/8/11 06:47

Colorful healthy n yummy salad

PolaM 8/8/11 07:30

That minty beet salad looks incredily awesome! I will try it as soon as I can put my hand on some beets!

jasna varcakovic 8/8/11 07:44

Very healthy, delicious and pretty colours!

Paula @ Spoons 'n' Spades 8/8/11 07:57

So glad you dropped by my blog so I found yours. What delicious looking recipes you have here, I'll certainly be trying some of them out :-)

cookingvarieties 8/8/11 08:08

hi angie, blog walk from junia's. wow ! these two beet recipes looks so aapppetising. never seen this preparation in culinary before.
from your images i see a lot of interesting recipes- that i will surely be happy to follow you and come back for more.
have a nice day from wan of malaysia.

Gerry @Foodness Gracious 8/8/11 08:25

I love beets and especially golden beets, but i've never really dabbled witht the greens. Maybe from now on though...
Thanks for sharing...

Awayofmind Bakery Hoiuse 8/8/11 08:59

A beautiful beetroot salad! I love the colour and I think it should be yummy too :) Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous 8/8/11 10:40

Oh my - what brilliant recipes - I would never have thought of pairing beets and mint before - love all the orange and lemon juice in there too and wow, who would have thought of using beet greens - fabulous!
:-) Mandy

noobcook 8/8/11 10:49

the red hue is stunning, and all the salads look really healthy :)

Raks 8/8/11 12:02

Wow,looks too good,loved your clicks and presentation!

Plateful 8/8/11 13:31

Loved your idea of a salad with the colorful beets. We usually make a stir fry, something similar to yours. Thanks for sharing two different versions!

Joanne 8/8/11 13:49

Only you could make beets look so enticing!

Hornsfan 8/8/11 14:19

These look fabulous Angie - I went on a real beet kick earlier this year, wish I'd been smart enough to try these then :)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 8/8/11 14:29

The salad sounds terrific, Angie! I don't think I've ever eaten a beet raw before. I also love beet greens and haven't had a them for such a long time. It's hard to find fresh beet greens that aren't already wilted and lifeless - even at the farmers' market.

Rumana Rawat 8/8/11 15:20

I love beets! These recipes look lovely!


What a fantastic way to serve beets!

Miriam 8/8/11 17:30

Great recipe! I can never find enough good beet recipes. Thanks! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Jill @ Dulce Dough 8/8/11 18:33

Great recipes and gorgeous pictures! The beets with the mint and juices sounds so interesting--such great flavors!

marla {family fresh cooking} 8/8/11 20:41

I love beets & this salad looks grate! Love the way you grated them :)

Torviewtoronto 8/8/11 20:52

delicious beet looks wonderful and colourful

Faith 8/8/11 21:39

A beautiful salad! Mint and beets are a lovely pair!

Faith 8/8/11 21:40

I'm not sure if my comment went through or not, so sorry if this is a dup!

I love beets and this salad is gorgeous...really perfect with the mint!

Sissi 8/8/11 22:10

Mint and beets are a very original combination, but I feel I would love it. At least it looks wonderful! I have only had beet greens in soups, but it's already the second time I see them stir-fried (Five Euro Food blog featured them in July I think). This stir-fry gets very tempting!

Gloria Baker 9/8/11 00:03

Love this salad Angie!! gloria

Anonymous 9/8/11 01:25

The beets with mint sounds like a great combination!

Velva 9/8/11 02:19

Oh yes! Love my beets.


Eva 9/8/11 05:48

I adore beets! And love the mint addition. A nice summer salad.

Spoon and Chopsticks 9/8/11 07:05

Refreshing and beautiful beet salad with lovely combination of flavours.

bonnie at sweet life 9/8/11 08:35

so vibrant and delish!! thanks you for sharing!! have a wonderful week!

Kelly 9/8/11 14:39

Angie, this salad is so beautiful (as always...) and I love the way you've incorporated fresh citrus juices adding to the natural value. The mint is a delicious, refreshing touch too. Wonderful!

Devaki @ weavethousandflavors 9/8/11 16:58

LOVE your beet slaw and since beet greens are my altime favorite vegetable, I am in love. Your recipes ALWAYS delight Angie :)

chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Gina Stanley 9/8/11 17:44

This would be really good for you, I try and convince myself, I Like Beets, but sometimes it doesn't work.

Anonymous 9/8/11 19:15

Looks delectable, Angie! I love the bright hues of the dish.

Karen 9/8/11 19:43

This salad looks wonderful, Angie. I think beets are so much better eaten raw since they have such a nice texture. Love how you added mint and citrus here. Great recipe!

Karen S Booth 9/8/11 20:18

A beautiful dish and beautiful photos........glad to have found you and your lovely blog.
Karen @ Lavender and Lovage

Shilpa 9/8/11 21:31

What beautiful pictures...the whole salad looks so refreshing and brilliant. The addition of mint and citrus will have given it that extra zing...


Kate@Diethood 9/8/11 23:15

I just had a late lunch. But i totally want to have this right now!!

Reeni 10/8/11 02:40

I love raw, cold beets Angie and the bright flavors you used on this beautiful salad!

Cathy at Wives with Knives 10/8/11 02:42

I love beets and have never thought of eating them raw. Sounds delicious. I've been looking for a recipe for beet greens. With their beautiful dark green color I knew they had to be good for me.

Lisa H. 10/8/11 04:10

I love beets to bits. Must try the Salad... Marvellous Angie :D

tasteofbeirut 10/8/11 04:36

I love beets and the way you made them is close to what I would have done! (except I like to add garlic to everything)!

Rosita Vargas 10/8/11 05:00

Angie delicious salad that I love is my favorite, tortillas prepared from the leaves are very rich, simple recipe and spectacular hugs.

Priscilla - She's Cookin' 10/8/11 06:40

Love how you use the whole beet - the greens are so delicious stir fried, but are often discarded! Beautiful photos, Angie.

Ilke 11/8/11 03:17

That is a nice summer dinner. You are right, couscous would go perfect with this.

Magic of Spice 12/8/11 04:59

These are both fantastic recipes! I really love the beet greens stir fry, just beautiful :)

Mother Rimmy 12/8/11 06:38

How fantastic is this! Simple, colorful, fresh and so healthy. Can't beat that, and your pictures are awesome. :)

OysterCulture 14/8/11 01:36

Angie, this mint beet salad looks and sounds amazing. The stir fry also, you've expanded my ideas for using this wonderful veggie.

Dream of cakes 19/8/11 20:33

This salad looks delicious and so healthy! The photos are great! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous 26/8/11 02:27

reminds me of russia :)

CQUEK 7/9/13 18:58

Mmm this looks so healthy and yummy

violeta pasat 7/9/13 20:22

Love how easy your recipes are and yet they look so delicious…Beautiful salad and wonderful presentation!

Caroline Taylor 9/9/13 12:11

This sounds so good, lovely colours. I have some beetroot in the fridge too!

Nadji 11/9/13 22:13

Les betteraves crues en salade sont délicieuses. J'en fais aussi.
Très jolies salades.
A bientôt

Delectably Green 12/9/13 02:22

I feel fresher just reading the recipe!
Mary x


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